KUEMPER HIGH SCHOOL COURSE BOOKLET 2020-2021 - Kuemper Catholic ...

 
KUEMPER HIGH SCHOOL COURSE BOOKLET 2020-2021 - Kuemper Catholic ...
2020-2021
KUEMPER HIGH SCHOOL
  COURSE BOOKLET

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2020-2021
                                           KUEMPER HIGH SCHOOL COURSE BOOKLET

                                                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                                         Content Page

Philosophy of Kuemper Catholic High School............................................................................................3
Message to Students & Parents.................................................................................................................3
Guidelines & Requirements for Registration.............................................................................................3
Required Courses.......................................................................................................................................5
Considerations for Choosing Elective Courses...........................................................................................5
Graduation Requirements..........................................................................................................................5
Course Prerequisites...................................................................................................................................6
Required Courses for Freshman Year ........................................................................................................8
Required Courses for Sophomore Year .....................................................................................................9
Required Courses for Junior Year .............................................................................................................10
Required Courses for Senior Year ............................................................................................................11
Course Offerings by Department .............................................................................................................12
Course Descriptions
   Agriculture...........................................................................................................................................14
   Art........................................................................................................................................................18
   Business Education ..............................................................................................................................21
   English..................................................................................................................................................25
   Family & Consumer Science.................................................................................................................30
   Foreign Language.................................................................................................................................32
   Industrial Education ............................................................................................................................33
   Mathematics........................................................................................................................................35
   Music....................................................................................................................................................41
   Physical Education/Health ..................................................................................................................42
   Science.................................................................................................................................................43
   Social Science.......................................................................................................................................46
   Theology...............................................................................................................................................48
   Life Skills...............................................................................................................................................51

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PHILOSOPHY OF KUEMPER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Kuemper Catholic High School offers students a quality education, which prepares them to become mature,
Catholic Christians, competent, responsible citizens, capable and willing to serve God, their family, their parish,
and the local and global communities. Kuemper Catholic High School holds a unique position among educational
institutions. Within a framework of Christian values, it strives to cultivate the intellect and to build the capacity
for evaluation, judgment, and reasoning.

MESSAGE TO STUDENTS & PARENTS Choosing a program of study is an important event in the life of a student. It
is important because the student makes a commitment to pursue the courses for an entire year. Equally
important, the courses chosen should be appropriate to the student’s goals. Courses that are inappropriate can
be costly in terms of time spent. Although no student can be 100% sure that his/her choices are “correct,” those
inappropriate choices can be minimized by careful and thoughtful planning. The student needs to identify his/her
interests, abilities, and goals and determine how these relate to the task of selecting courses. Taking the minimum
number of courses each semester is not necessarily the best program for a student. It should be looked at more
from the standpoint of what are the maximum number of courses the student should take in view of his/her
interests, college requirements, long-range occupational goals, and how much time the student uses for study
outside of class time.

GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION
1. The administration reserves the right to schedule courses within the time allocated for the regular school day.
The regular school day includes eight periods from 8:15 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. Building a master course schedule
requires the maximum degree of flexibility in terms of the periods courses are scheduled to meet. This is necessary
so the needs of the greatest number of students can be served and teachers’ time can be utilized in the most
efficient manner.
 2. Each student is expected to earn a minimum of six credits each semester, plus Physical Education. By carrying
a normal load and successfully completing all required and elective courses, a student will have sufficient credits
to graduate at the end of four school years. Any exceptions to this requirement must be approved in advance by
the principal. No student can have more than two study halls in one day.
3. It is imperative that when each student completes his/her final registration, the decision be considered final.
The totality of these decisions on the part of all students provides the basic information needed to determine the
number of teachers to teach the courses. To allow unlimited student course changes creates a great number of
scheduling problems which ultimately result in loss of education opportunity to students.
4. Any required courses that are failed must be repeated.
5. Except for unusual circumstances, full year courses may not be started at the beginning of the second semester.
6. Students carrying a normal load are not permitted to change classes after the fifth day of either semester.
Approval will be granted only if enrollment in the alternate course is open and the teachers involved in the
dropped/added courses approve.
 7. If course enrollment must be limited, upperclassmen will be given preference over underclassmen.
8. Prerequisites are noted in the Course Descriptions section. Lower level courses must be satisfactorily completed
before advancing to the next course. Teacher/counselor approval is necessary in order to advance to higher level
courses. In most instances, at least a “C” average is necessary to advance to the next level.
9. Each student will develop a 4-year plan that outlines the courses for his/ her high school career. The 4-year plan
will be subject to revision each year based on changes on student plans and revisions in the course offerings.
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10. Special programs: We believe all students need to be challenged academically while at Kuemper Catholic High
School. The curriculum and various programs are designed so that each student at Kuemper receives the best
possible education. The following is a list of programs that are designed to help all students excel:
     Advanced Placement Program: Upon the successful completion of an Advance Placement (AP) course,
     students will take the Advanced Placement Exam for possible college credit. AP courses require significantly
     more time than a typical high school course. These courses are recommended for students who have a strong
     interest and aptitude in the subject matter. A special weight factor of 1.20 is assigned to AP courses.
     College-Level Courses: Courses are offered for both high school and college credit. These “concurrent
     enrollment” courses are offered through DMACC and St. Louis University.
     Honors Courses: These classes are designed to challenge students who are academically oriented. A special
     weight factor of 1.20 is assigned to Honors courses. For example: If an “A” grade is earned in an honors
     course, this grade will yield 4.8 quality points (4.0 x 1.2 = 4.8). In a regular course, an “A” grade would yield
     4.0 quality points (4.0 x 1.0 = 4.0).
     Learning Center: All students can succeed. The Learning Center assists students who find it difficult to keep
     pace with most classes, through personalized attention.

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REQUIRED CREDITS
The purpose of required courses is to provide each student, according to his/her abilities, the opportunity to learn
the knowledge and develop the skills that are considered essential for each Kuemper Catholic High School
graduate and serves as a foundation for continued learning in elective courses.
Listed below are the required courses for graduation and the minimum number of credits required within each
department. These requirements are expected to be satisfied by every student graduating from Kuemper Catholic
High School.
Theology: Eight (8) credits are required for graduation.
Business Education: One (1) credit is required for graduation
English: Eight (8) credits are required for graduation (Including 1 credit of Speech)
Health: One (1) credit is required for graduation.
Mathematics: Six (6) credits are required for graduation.
Physical Education: Eight (8) semesters are required for graduation
Science: Six (6) credits are required for graduation.
Social Sciences: Six (6) credits are required for graduation.
On occasion, it may be in the best interest of a student to grant exceptions to these requirements or to plan a
program which allows more flexibility to meet the academic interests and needs. Only the principal of Kuemper
Catholic High School grants exceptions of this nature.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHOOSING ELECTIVE COURSES
Recognizing individual differences in students, Kuemper Catholic High School offers a wide range of electives.
Students should consider the following when choosing electives: - Interests - Abilities - Long-range educational
plans - Long-range occupational and vocational plans

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
1. Students must acquire a minimum of 52 credits to graduate.
2. One (1) credit per semester is awarded for passing work in most courses. Therefore, a year-long course earns
   two (2) credits when completed satisfactorily. A few courses carry less than or more than one (1) credit per
   semester. These are noted in the course descriptions.
3. Students who do not meet graduation requirements will not be able to participate in Baccalaureate or
   Graduation exercises.
4. Graduation requirements for students who transfer into Kuemper Catholic High School after the freshman
   year will be evaluated on an individual basis.

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HONORS COURSE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
In all honors courses, students who do not meet the criteria, but show a strong desire and
growth mindset in regards to approaching honor’s level criteria will be considered, but must
show evidence of a strong desire and ability to work hard and succeed in these more rigorous
courses.

      ART:
          o   Art, Honors: Students should have taken at least 5 art courses previously, included in
              those courses must be Art 1, Drawing, and Painting. Students should have earned a
              minimum of a B+ in all prior art coursework.

      ENGLISH:
         o Freshman English, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all prior
            English coursework. Students must demonstrate at least grade level proficiency or
            above in Reading on the Iowa Assessment and STAR. Teacher recommendations will
            also be factored.
         o Sophomore English, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B- in Honors
            English, or a minimum B+ in regular English. Students must demonstrate at least grade
            level proficiency or above in Reading on the Iowa Assessment and STAR. Teacher
            recommendations will also be factored.
         o American Lit, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B- in Honors English, or a
            minimum B+ in regular English. Students must demonstrate at least grade level
            proficiency or above in Reading on the Iowa Assessment and STAR. Teacher
            recommendations will also be factored.
         o English 1500(SLU): 60% or higher in STAR reading, 3.2 overall GPA minimum and 3.33 in
            English
         o English 1900(SLU):COL Process of Composition- Eng 1500, 60% or higher in STAR reading, 3.2
            overall minimum GPA and 3.33 in English
         o English 2250(SLU): COL Process of Composition- Eng 1500, 60% or higher in STAR reading,
            3.2 overall minimum GPA and 3.33 in English

      MATHEMATICS:
         o Geometry, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all math classes
            previously. Should show above grade level skill in math on Iowa Assessments and
            STAR. Future addition: Aptitude noted on the Geometry specific STAR test. Teacher
            recommendation
         o Pre-calc/Trig, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B- in honors Math
            Classes previously, or B+ in regular math. Should show above grade level skill in math
            on Iowa Assessments and STAR. Future addition: Aptitude noted on the Geometry
            specific STAR test. Teacher recommendation
         o Calculus, Honors/DMACC: Students should have had a minimum B- in honors Math
            Classes previously, or B+ in regular math. Should show above grade level skill in math
            on Iowa Assessments and STAR. Teacher recommendation

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   SCIENCE:
       o Physical Science, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all science
         classes previously. Should show above grade level skill in science on Iowa
         Assessments. Teacher recommendation.
       o Biology, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all regular science
         classes previously or B- in honors science. Should show above grade level skill in
         science on Iowa Assessments. Teacher recommendation.
       o Chemistry, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all regular science
         classes previously or B- in honors science. Should show above grade level skill in
         science on Iowa Assessments. Teacher recommendation.
       o Human Biology, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all regular
         science classes previously or B- in honors science. Should show above grade level skill
         in science on Iowa Assessments.
       o Physics, DMACC: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all regular science
         classes previously or B- in honors science. Should show above grade level skill in
         science on Iowa Assessments.

   SOCIAL SCIENCE:
      o AP US History: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all social studies classes
         previously. Should show above grade level skill in social studies on Iowa Assessments.
         Teacher recommendation.
      o AP Government: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all social studies classes
         previously, or a B- in AP US history. Should show above grade level skill in social
         studies on Iowa Assessments. Teacher recommendation.
      o COL History of the United States Since 1865: Students should have had a minimum
         B+ in all social studies classes previously, or a B- in AP US history. Should show above
         grade level skill in social studies on Iowa Assessments. Teacher recommendation.

   THEOLOGY
      o Paschal Mystery, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all theology
         classes previously. Should show above grade level skill in reading on Iowa Assessments
         and STAR. Teacher recommendation.
      o The Church, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all theology classes
         previously. Should show above grade level skill in reading on Iowa Assessments and
         STAR. Teacher recommendation.
      o Morality, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all theology classes
         previously. Should show above grade level skill in reading on Iowa Assessments and
         STAR. Teacher recommendation.
      o Sacraments, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all theology classes
         previously or B- in honors. Should show above grade level skill in reading on Iowa
         Assessments and STAR. Teacher recommendation.
      o Vocations, Honors: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all theology classes
         previously or B- in honors. Should show above grade level skill in reading on Iowa
         Assessments and STAR. Teacher recommendation.
      o Christian Lifestyles, Honors (Discipleship): Students should have had a minimum B+
         in all theology classes previously or B- in honors. Should show above grade level skill in
         reading on Iowa Assessments and STAR. Teacher recommendation.
      o COL New Testament – Theology 2210: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all
         theology classes previously or B- in honors. Should show above grade level skill in
         reading on Iowa Assessments and STAR. Teacher recommendation

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FRESHMAN YEAR REQUIRED COURSES

 THEOLOGY                             8 Credits required for graduation
                             Required 0879 The Bible (sem)
                                      0880 Who is Jesus Christ? (sem)

 BUSINESS EDUCATION              1 Credit required for graduation
                    th    th
          Taken in 9 or 10 grade 0148 Software Essentials (sem)

 ENGLISH                             8 Credits required for graduation
                     Must choose one 0180 Freshman English (year)
                                     0182 Honors Freshman English (year)*

 HEALTH                                1 Credit required for graduation
            Taken in 9th or 10th grade 0670 Health I (sem)

 MATH                                6 Credits required for graduation
                     Must choose one 0698 Intro to Algebra (year)
                                     0408 Algebra I (year)
                                     0410 Geometry (year)
                                     0420 Honors Geometry (year)*

 PHYSICAL EDUATION                4 Credits / 8 semesters are required for graduation
     Must choose one per semester 0683 PE (sem 1)
                                  0684 PE (sem 2)
                                  0681 Strength Training (sem 1)
                                  0682 Strength Training (sem 2)
                                  0685 PE/ Weights (meets before school sem 1)
                                  0686 PE/ Weights (meets before school sem 2)

 SCIENCE                             6 Credits required for graduation
                     Must choose one 0709 Physical Science (year)
                                     0711 Honors Physical Science (year)*

 SOCIAL SCIENCE                       6 Credits required for graduation
           Taken in 9th or 10th grade 0800 Western Civilization (year)

*Refer to Honors Course Eligibility criteria located on page 5-6 of this course booklet for all honors courses

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SOPHOMORE  YEARREQUIRED
                                      FRESHMAN YEAR  REQUIREDCOURSES
                                                              COURSES

 THEOLOGY                             8 Credits required for graduation
                   Must choose    one 0879
                            Required  0881 The Bible
                                                 Paschal  Mystery (sem)
                                                       (sem)
                                      0888 Honors   Paschal   Mystery
                                      0880 Who is Jesus Christ?        (sem)*
                                                                   (sem)
                   Must choose one 0882 The Church (sem)
                                      0889 Honors The Church (sem)*
 BUSINESS EDUCATION                   1 Credit required for graduation
                      th     th
           Taken in 9 or 10 grade 0148 Software Essentials (sem)
 BUSINESS EDUCATION                   1 Credit required for graduation
                      th     th
           Taken in 9 or 10 grade 0148 Software Essentials (sem)
 ENGLISH                              8 Credits required for graduation
                   Must choose one 0180 Freshman English (year)
 ENGLISH                              8 Credits
                                      0182      required
                                           Honors         for graduation
                                                    Freshman    English (year)*
   Must have speech or COL speech 0199 Speech (sem)
    taken senior year for graduation
 HEALTH                               1 Credit
                   Must choose one 0197        required for
                                           Sophomore         graduation
                                                          English (sem)
           Taken in 9th or 10th grade 0198
                                      0670 Honors
                                           Health ISophomore
                                                     (sem)        English (sem)*

 MATH
 HEALTH                                  6 Credit
                                         1 Creditsrequired
                                                   requiredforforgraduation
                                                                  graduation
                      th
                     Must      th
                            choose
                               one       0698 Health
                                              Intro toI Algebra
            Taken in 9 or 10 grade       0670           (sem) (year)
                                         0408 Algebra I (year)
                                         0410 Geometry (year)
 MATH                                    0420
                                         6    Honors
                                           Credits      Geometry
                                                   required          (year)*
                                                              for graduation
                     Must choose one     0408 Algebra I (year)
                                         0426 Algebra II (year)
 PHYSICAL EDUATION                       4 Credits
                                         0402 Basic/ 8Geometry
                                                       semesters(year)
                                                                   are required for graduation
     Must choose one per semester        0683 Geometry
                                         0410 PE (sem 1) (year)
                                         0684 Honors
                                         0420 PE (semGeometry
                                                         2)          (year)*
                                         0681 Strength Training (sem 1)
                                         0682 Strength Training (sem 2)
 PHYSICAL EDUATION                       0685
                                         4    PE/ /Weights
                                           Credits            (meets
                                                     8 semesters   arebefore  school
                                                                        required      sem 1)
                                                                                 for graduation
     Must choose one per semester        0686 PE
                                         0683 PE/(sem
                                                   Weights
                                                         1) (meets before school sem 2)
                                         0684 PE (sem 2)
                                         0681 Strength Training (sem 1)
 SCIENCE                                 6 Credits
                                         0682      required
                                              Strength        for graduation
                                                          Training  (sem 2)
                     Must choose one     0709 Physical   Science  (year)
                                         0685 PE/ Weights (meets before school sem 1)
                                         0711 PE/
                                         0686 Honors    Physical
                                                   Weights        Science
                                                              (meets       (year)*
                                                                       before school sem 2)

 SOCIAL SCIENCE
 SCIENCE                             6 Credits required for graduation
                   9th orchoose
           Taken inMust   10th grade
                                 one 0800 Western(year)
                                     0713 Biology   Civilization (year)
                                     0717 Honors Biology (year)*

*Refer to Honors Course Eligibility criteria located on page 5-6 of this course booklet for all honors courses
 SOCIAL SCIENCE                           6 Credits required for graduation
            Taken in 9th or 10th grade 0800 Western Civilization (year)

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*Refer to Honors Course Eligibility criteria located on page 5-6 of this course booklet for all honors courses
JUNIOR YEAR REQUIRED COURSES

 THEOLOGY                            8 Credits required for graduation
                     Must choose one 0883 Christian Morality (sem)
                                     0884 Honors Christian Morailty (sem)*
                     Must choose one 0906 The Sacraments (sem)
                                     0885 Honors Sacraments (sem)*

 ENGLISH                          8 Credits required for graduation
    Must choose 2 semester length 0211 American Literature (sem)
                         courses 0212 Honors American Literature (sem)*
                                  0220 American Novel (sem)
                                  0223 Literature for Appreciation I (sem)
                                  0244 English 1500 Process of Composition (sem)*
                                  0246 English 1900 Research & Rhetoric (sem)*

 MATH                              6 Credits required for graduation
  Must choose one year length or 2 0422 Consumer Math (year)
          semester length courses 0424 Intermediate Algebra (year)
                                   0431 Honors Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus (year)*
                                   0426 Algebra II (year)
                                   0430 Trigonometry (sem)

 PHYSICAL EDUATION                4 Credits / 8 semesters are required for graduation
     Must choose one per semester 0683 PE (sem 1)
                                  0684 PE (sem 2)
                                  0681 Strength Training (sem 1)
                                  0682 Strength Training (sem 2)
                                  0685 PE/ Weights (meets before school sem 1)
                                  0686 PE/ Weights (meets before school sem 2)

 SCIENCE                                 6 Credits required for graduation
 Taken in 11th or 12th grade; must       0730 Chemistry (year)
 choose one                              0732 Honors Chemistry (year)*

 SOCIAL SCIENCE                       7 Credits required for graduation
                   Must choose one 0802 US History (year)
                                      0804 AP US History (year)*
       Required junior or senior year 0170 Consumer Finance (sem)

*Refer to Honors Class Eligibility criteria located on page 5-6 of this course booklet for all honors courses

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SENIOR YEAR REQUIRED COURSES

 THEOLOGY                            8 Credits required for graduation
                     Must choose one 0909 Vocations (sem)
                                     0887 Honors Vocations (sem)*
                     Must choose one 0908 Christian Lifestyles (sem)
                                     0886 Honors Christian Lifestyles (sem)*

 ENGLISH                          8 Credits required for graduation
    Must choose 2 semester length 0211 American Literature (sem)
                         courses 0212 Honors American Literature (sem)*
                                  0220 American Novel (sem)
                                  0229 Creative Writing (sem)
                                  0232 Contemporary Novel (sem)
                                  0235 Mass Communications (sem)
                                  0226 Literature for Appreciation II (sem)
                                  0244 English 1500 Process of Composition (sem)*
                                  0246 English 1900 Research & Rhetoric (sem)*
                                  0247 English 2250 Conflict, Social Justice & Lit. (sem)*
                                  0248 College Public Speaking (sem)*

 MATH                              6 Credits required for graduation
  Must choose one year length or 2 0422 Consumer Math (year)
          semester length courses 0424 Intermediate Algebra (year)
                                   0431 Honors Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus (year)*
                                   0426 Algebra II (year)
                                   0429 Probability and Statistics (sem)
                                   0430 Trigonometry (sem)
                                   0438 Honors Calculus (year)*

 PHYSICAL EDUATION                4 Credits / 8 semesters are required for graduation
     Must choose one per semester 0683 PE (sem 1)
                                  0684 PE (sem 2)
                                  0681 Strength Training (sem 1)
                                  0682 Strength Training (sem 2)
                                  0685 PE/ Weights (meets before school sem 1)
                                  0686 PE/ Weights (meets before school sem 2)

 SCIENCE                                 6 Credits required for graduation
 Taken in 11th or 12th grade; must       0730 Chemistry (year)
 choose one                              0732 Honors Chemistry (year)*
                                         0741 Advanced Chemistry (year)*

 SOCIAL SCIENCE                       6 Credits required for graduation
                            Required 0806 Global Studies (sem)
                   Must choose one 0831 US Government (sem)
                                      0832 AP US Government (sem)*
       Required junior or senior year 0845 Consumer Finance (sem)

                                                         11 5-6 of this course booklet for all honors courses
*Refer to Honors Class Eligibility criteria located on page
AGRICULTURE                                      ENGLISH
104 Intro to Ag, Food & Natural Resources        180 Freshman English
107 Ag Business                                  182 Honors Freshman English
109 Ag Welding & Fabrication                     197 Sophomore English
111 Natural Resources & Ecology                  198 Honors Sophomore English
112 Fall Horticulture                            199 Speech
113 Spring Horticulture                          211 American Literature
114 Advanced Animal Science                      212 Honors American Literature
115 Basic Animal Science                         220 American Novel
116 Agricultural Processing                      223 Literature for Appreciation I
117 Landscape & Floral Design                    226 Literature for Appreciation II
118 Supervised Agricultural Experience           229 Creative Writing
120 Ag Leadership                                232 Contemporary Novel
125 Agricultural Power & Technology              235 Mass Communication
                                                 244 COL English 1500/ Process of Composition
ART                                              246 COL English 1900 / Rhetoric & Research
074 Art I                                        247 COL English 2250 / Conflict, Social Justice & Lit
075 Art II                                       248 COL Public Speaking
086 Drawing Fundamentals
087 Painting Fundamentals                        FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
094 Pottery Fundamentals                         336 Textile Analysis and Construction
095 Advanced Pottery                             340 Early Childhood Growth & Development
096 Advanced Art                                 341 Human Growth & Development
097 Digital Design                               343 Food Preparation & Health Management
098 Charger-Digital Media & Design               344 Introduction to Baking Science & Fundamentals
099 Digital Imaging                              345 Culinary Art Specialty
                                                 346 Housing and Interiors
BUSINESS EDUCATION                               350 Independent Living
139 Yearbook
148 Software Essentials                          FOREIGN LANGUAGE
156 Web Design                                   301 Spanish I
157 Accounting I                                 304 Spanish II
160 Accounting II                                309 Spanish III
162 Introduction to Business                     312 Spanish IV
164 Sports & Entertainment Marketing
1085 Innovation 101 (Coding Tech)                INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION
1090 KHS Innovator                               369 Introduction to Woodworking
                                                 376 Advanced Woodworking
                                                 380 Independent Industrial Technology
                                                 382 Computer-Aided Drafting & Design
                                                 384 Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting
                                                 385 Architectural Drafting

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MATHEMATICS                                      SOCIAL SCIENCE
398 Intro to Algebra                             800 Western Civilization
408 Algebra                                      802 U.S. History
410 Geometry                                     804 AP U.S. History
402 Basic Geometry                               806 Global Studies
420 Honors Geometry                              831 U.S. Government
422 Consumer Math                                832 AP U.S. Government & Politics
424 Intermediate Algebra                         835 COL History of US Since 1865 (HIS1610)
426 Algebra II                                   840 Current Issues
430 Trigonometry                                 845 Consumer Finance
431 Honors Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus
438 Honors Calculus
                                                 THEOLOGY
MUSIC                                            879 The Bible
499 Chorus                                       880 Who is Jesus Christ?
501 Band                                         881 The Paschal Mystery
510 Music Theory                                 888 Honors Paschal Mystery
512 AP Music Theory                              882 The Church
                                                 889 Honors The Church
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH                        883 Christian Morality
670 Health I                                     886 Honors Christian Morality
683/684 PE                                       906 The Sacraments
681/682 Strength Training                        885 Honors Sacraments
685/686 PE Weight Lifting (Before School)        908 Christian Lifestyles
                                                 886 Honors Christian Lifestyles
SCIENCE                                          909 Vocations
709 Physical Science                             887 Honors Vocations
711 Honors Physical Science                      910 COL New Testament (THEO 2210)
713 Biology
717 Honors Biology                               LIFE SKILLS
721 Honors Human Biology                         913 Life Skills
730 Chemistry
732 Honors Chemistry
736 Physics
739 COL Physics
740 Advanced Chemistry

    ***Note: Course fees will be individually assessed as needed. ***

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Agricultural Education Course Descriptions
                                    (revised January 2020)

FOR ALL AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION COURSES: Introduction to Agriculture, Food & Natural
Resources is highly recommended as a prerequisite, but not required.

0104 Introduction to Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Grades 9-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This initial course in agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) introduces students to the
       various areas of the agricultural industry, including plants, animals, agricultural mechanics,
       agricultural business, food science, and agricultural communications. A heavy emphasis will be
       on hands-on and laboratory-based learning, with many activities being connected directly to
       science and mathematics concepts. Students will learn to solve problems, conduct research,
       analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning.
       Students will also be introduced to the National FFA Organization through leadership
       development, participating in career development events, and the implementation of a
       supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program.

0118 Supervised Agricultural Experience
Grades 9-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit               Optional Independent Course
Repeatable (one course per year)
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval / Freshmen must have taken Introduction to
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
        This course provides students with opportunities to explore and develop careers
        in agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) and manage their supervised agricultural
        experience (SAE) program under teacher supervision. SAE programs will differ based on the
        student’s experience level within the agricultural education program. Students new to the
        agricultural education program will focus on career exploration and foundational SAE projects,
        while more experienced students in agriculture will focus on immersion SAE projects and
        specialized career development. Students will relate their SAE program to their career goals
        within agriculture. With teacher approval, this course is able to be repeated at one course per
        academic year; students are encouraged to pursue at least one other agricultural education
        course during the year before registering.

0107 Agricultural Business
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This course provides students with a foundation of knowledge in business procedures and
       economics related to the agricultural industry. Students will explore hands-on projects and
       activities while studying topics such as sales and marketing, types of businesses, budgeting,
       record-keeping, and supply and demand in agriculture. Students will complete and discuss
       activities and projects that are hands-on and directly connected to concepts in mathematics,
       science, and general business. Students will also participate in classroom discussion about
       leadership development and the National FFA Organization and continue their implementation
       of a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program.

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0120 Agricultural Leadership
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit       Optional Independent Course
Prerequisite: Teacher Approval
       This course is designed for higher-level students in agricultural education, and includes
       concepts that tie together agriculture and leadership. Students will complete hands-on
       activities, projects, and problems in leadership development, agricultural communications and
       journalism, agricultural issues, public speaking, agricultural literacy, and agricultural advocacy.
       A heavy emphasis will be placed on leadership both within the National FFA Organization and
       the broader agricultural industry. Students will also continue their implementation of a
       supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program.

0125 Agricultural Power & Technology
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This course exposes students to mechanics, power, technology, and career
       options in the world of agriculture. Students will gain experiences in various mechanical and
       engineering concepts with exciting hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Student
       experiences will involve the study of energy, tool operation and safety, material properties,
       machine operation, and structural components. Students will acquire the basic skills to operate,
       repair, engineer, and design agricultural tools and equipment. Throughout the course, students
       will apply the engineering principles to the construction of machines and structures. Students
       will also participate in classroom discussion about leadership development and the National
       FFA Organization and continue their implementation of a supervised agricultural experience
       (SAE) program.

0116 Agricultural Processing
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       In this course, students will complete hands-on activities, projects, and problems
       that simulate concepts and situations found in the food processing and biotechnology
       industries, allowing students to build content knowledge and technical skills, and investigate
       how animal and plant products in agriculture become the food, fiber, and fuel that society uses
       every day. Students will investigate areas of processing including food safety, food chemistry,
       food product development, and marketing. Students will incorporate concepts from other
       agricultural industries, especially animal and plant science, in a laboratory-based setting.
       Students will also participate in classroom discussion about leadership development and the
       National FFA Organization and continue their implementation of a supervised agricultural
       experience (SAE) program.

0109 Agricultural Welding & Fabrication
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This course places a heavy emphasis on hands-on and laboratory-based learning in the areas of
       welding and fabrication. Student experiences will include basic studies of the various welding
       disciplines (stick, wire, and oxy-acetylene), proper safety procedures and equipment in the
       mechanics laboratory, and fundamental agricultural skills such as project planning,
       measurements, and tools. Students will make connections to concepts in science and
       mathematics, and apply their classwork to real-world situations in agriculture. Students will
       also participate in classroom discussion about leadership development and the National FFA
       Organization and continue their implementation of a supervised agricultural experience (SAE)
       program.

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0115 Basic Animal Science
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This course provides students with a background in agricultural science as it relates to animals.
       The species discussed in this course will include domesticated animals both small and large,
       with an emphasis placed on animals that serve an agricultural purpose. This course is designed
       to be hands-on and laboratory-based; student experiences will involve the basic study of animal
       anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing.
       Students will also participate in classroom discussion about leadership development and the
       National FFA Organization and continue their implementation of a supervised agricultural
       experience (SAE) program.

0114 Advanced Animal Science
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Basic Animal Science
       This course provides students with a specialization in agricultural science as it
       relates to animals. The species discussed in this course will include domesticated animals both
       small and large, with an emphasis placed on animals that serve an agricultural purpose. This
       course is designed to be hands-on and laboratory- based; student experiences will involve an
       advanced study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health,
       selection, and marketing. Students will also participate in classroom discussion about
       leadership development and the National FFA Organization and continue their implementation
       of a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program.

0106 Crop Production
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This course provides students with a background in agricultural science as it relates to plants
       grown as crops. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and physiology,
       classification, crop production, soil science and the fundamentals of production and harvesting.
       Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for
       agricultural production. Students will discover the value of crop production and its impact on
       the individual, the local, and the global economy. Students will also participate in classroom
       discussion about leadership development and the National FFA Organization and continue their
       implementation of a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program.

0112 Fall Horticulture
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This course provides students with a background in agricultural science as it
       relates to plants grown for aesthetics. This course will focus on plants grown for the fall and
       winter production seasons, including mums, vegetables, poinsettias, and greenery for holiday
       arrangements. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and physiology,
       greenhouse operations, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting. Students will learn
       how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for agricultural and
       horticultural production. Students will discover the value of plant production and its impact on
       the local and global economy. Students will also participate in classroom discussion about
       leadership development and the National FFA Organization and continue their implementation
       of a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program.

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0113 Spring Horticulture
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This course provides students with a background in agricultural science as it
       relates to plants grown for aesthetics. This course will focus on plants grown for the spring and
       summer production seasons, including annuals, perennials, vegetables, and various plants for
       hanging basket arrangements. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and
       physiology, greenhouse operations, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting.
       Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for
       agricultural and horticultural production. Students will discover the value of plant production
       and its impact on the local and global economy. Students will also participate in classroom
       discussion about leadership development and the National FFA Organization and continue their
       implementation of a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program.

0117 Landscape & Floral Design
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This course provides opportunities for students to blend components of plant production
       within the agricultural industry with the basic principles of design and art, including balance,
       color, proportion, and structure. These concepts of production and art will be applied to the
       design, implementation, and management of arrangements created for landscaping and
       floriculture purposes. The course will rely heavily on hands-on projects to apply concepts in
       outdoor landscape management and floral arrangements for personal and commercial use.
       Students will also participate in classroom discussion about leadership development and the
       National FFA Organization and continue their implementation of a supervised agricultural
       experience (SAE) program.

0111 Natural Resources & Ecology
Grades 10-12 / Semester Course - 1 Credit
       This course provides students a variety of experiences that are in the fields of natural resources
       and ecology. Students will explore hands-on projects and activities while studying topics such
       as renewable resources, land use, ecology, water quality, stewardship, and environmental
       agencies. Study of the natural world including biomes, land, air, water, energy, use and care as
       well as a focus on issues surrounding human interaction with the Earth will be addressed in this
       course. Students will also participate in classroom discussion about leadership development
       and the National FFA Organization and continue their implementation of a supervised
       agricultural experience (SAE) program.

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ART COURSES
                                   Maximum of two art courses per semester

0074 ART I
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 9,10, 11, 12
Students will study the basic techniques of art while being exposed to various media. The elements and
principles of design will be taught in relation to art performance and understanding.

0075 ART II
Length: Semester 2 (1 credit)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art I
This course will include a more in-depth study using a variety of media to promote art skills. Students are
encouraged to individualize the curriculum to meet their specific interests and prepare for future art courses.

 0077 INDEPENDENT ART
Length: Semester 2 (1 credit)
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: at least 5 art courses
Independent Art is for serious art seniors only. Independent Art can only be taken by seniors who have had at
least 5 art classes. Students singing up for Independent Art should have exhausted all means of taking other
art classes offered during the semester. Independent art is a course offered to further the art education of a
serious art student. Curriculum is individualized to help students reach higher learning by using a variety of
mediums and techniques. Independent Art is for students who are hoping to produce high quality artwork,
creating a portfolio, possibly for a future in the arts. Admission into Independent Art is up to the discretion of
both the art teacher and the principal.

0086 DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art I
Using the various techniques of drawing in a variety of media, the student will become more skilled in drawing
portraiture, figure and still life. Media to be explored will be pencil, oil pastel, chalks, and charcoal. This course
is beneficial for students who want to pursue art throughout their high school career and beyond.

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0087 PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art I
The media of watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint will be included in this course of study. The use of color, design,
and self-expression will also be emphasized.

0094 POTTERY FUNDAMENTALS
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art I
The basic skills of pottery methods will be studied using hand-building and the potter’s wheel. This includes
the pinch pot, coil construction, slab method, and wheel-thrown pots. Originality and form will be encouraged
for the pottery projects.

0095 ADVANCED POTTERY
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Art I, Pottery Fundamentals
 Having been introduced to various clay-building disciplines in Pottery Fundamentals, students will now
develop an individual series of products aimed at producing the highest quality of work possible, focusing
more on wheel throwing while continuing to expand upon their hand building technical skills.

0096 ADVANCED ART
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 12
Prerequisites: Students should have taken at least 5 art courses previously, included in those courses must be
Art 1, Drawing, and Painting. Students should have earned a minimum of a B+ in all prior art coursework.
Special Weight Factor: 1.20
This course is designed to advance the art student into more challenging areas of study. It will be necessary
to have the basic skills and terminology learned in Drawing Fundamentals and Painting Fundamentals. Three
major concerns are addressed in this course: 1.) a sense of quality in the work, 2.) a concentration on a
particular visual interest or problem, and 3.) a need for breath of experience in the formal, technical, and
expressive means of the artist. Students will complete individualized assignments to create a portfolio of
various medias. Advanced Art is intended for highly motivated students who are seriously interested in the
study of art.

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0097 DIGITAL DESIGN
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art I or with the permission of instructor
This course explores Photoshop and the creative potential of digital graphics and media. Students develop
both technical and artistic skills using computers as a creative tool to generate original images. Software
includes Photoshop and Illustrator.

 0098 CHARGER-DIGITAL MEDIA AND DESIGN
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 11, 12
Digital Media and Design course teaches students the fundamentals of graphic design and production and
provide students with the opportunity to apply these principles to printed media, digital presentation media,
and interactive media.

 0099 DIGITAL IMAGING
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Art I, Digital Design
This course features Photoshop software to create digital works of art as well as various aspects of digital
photography. Students will create professional-looking works of art with a broad range of assignments and
activities designed specifically for Photoshop. Students will learn how to “digitally develop” pictures to
enhance the overall appearance of digital photographs.

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BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES

0139 YEARBOOK
Length: Year (2 credits)
Grades: 11, 12
Students in this class are responsible for producing the school yearbook, “The Lance”, and for creating the
slide show at Baccalaureate. Duties involved with yearbook production include taking digital pictures at school
events throughout the year; designing layouts using Adobe EDesign; selling ads to businesses; and collecting
yearbook orders. Students must complete an application for consideration into this course. APPLICATION
FOUND AT THE END OF THE BUSINESS COURSE LISTINGS. Students may take this course up to two years.

0148 SOFTWARE ESSENTIALS
Length: Semester 1 (1 credit)
Grades: 9, 10
Students will become proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Office. Creating, formatting, revising, sharing,
time management and across platform sharing students will find a way to keep organized, type papers, and
create personalized spreadsheets to enhance their learning experience. Other things to be incorporated are
keep, tasks, sharing and digital citizenship. MLA formatting, creating custom diagrams, drawing plus many
more features available.

0156 WEB DESIGN
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Software Essentials
Special Weight Factor: 1.20
This course is designed to introduce students to the creation of web pages using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.
Other software such as Flash and Fireworks will be used for drawing, graphics, and animations to enhance the
web pages. Students may opt to take the course for dual enrollment with DMACC.

 0157 ACCOUNTING I
Length: Year (2 credits)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Accounting I will have real world activities from real companies, challenging thinking with accountant
activities, global awareness, ethics in accounting, financial literacy, and careers in accounting. This year long
course covers the basics of T accounts to journalizing and general ledger. This is all done while working with
classmates. Part 1 is a service business organized as a proprietorship, Part 2 is for merchandising business
organized as a corporation. Part 3 for a merchandising business organized as a corporation, adjustments and
valuation. Part 4 is accounting for partnerships and international and internet sales. Details and a love of
numbers are a must.

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0160 ACCOUNTING II
Length: Year (2 credits)
Grades: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Accounting I
Accounting II will expand on what was learned in Accounting I. Part 1 is departmentalized accounting. Part 2,
accounting adjustments and valuation. Part 3, corporation accounting. Part 4 covers management accounting.
Part 5, internal control and other organizational structures.

0162 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
 Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
From economics to risk management and everything in between, this course will give students the basics of
the business structure, Owning and operating, marketing, human resources, financial and technology, global
economy, and money management. This course will give students a good foundation for all the different
departments within a business. There will be class discussions on the many local businesses and global
businesses As well as on how what we do here impacts the global economy. Intro to Business is for students
who like to think outside of the box and make and impact in the world.

0164 SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
This course will give the student a view about how marketing affects out decisions to purchase or not purchase
products. Marketing is a billion dollar industry that everyone uses. This course will discuss projects, price,
branding/ licensing, promotion, plans and careers within the sports marketing and entertainment markets.

1085 INNOVATION 101 (CODING TECH)
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. Students engage with computer
science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The course inspires students as
they build their own websites, apps, games, and robots. It aims to help students become confident of their ability
to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. A lab-based course that uses a hands-on
approach to introduce basic programming as well as problem solving strategies.

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1090 KHS INNOVATOR
Length: Year (2 credits)
Grades: 11, 12
Students will develop an entrepreneurial mindset through innovative thinking to solve community and real world
problems. Students will partner with others to identify problems, gather stakeholder input, and implement
solutions. A course designed to apply creativity and innovation to manage student selected projects. Projects
choices vary but could be a video, developing a prototype, presenting a new method to a local business, etc. The
development and pitch of a business plan related to the students’ area of entrepreneurial interest is the
culminating project. This non-traditional course will infuse interdisciplinary learning and 21st century skills in
order to prepare students for the future. *There will be an opportunity for students to earn University of Iowa
undergraduate credit.

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Kuemper Catholic High School

                     Lance Staff Application
                                              2020-2021 School Year

Student’s name:                           __________________________________________

English grades (current school year):     __________________________________________

List any computer classes have you completed:

List all the activities, clubs & organizations you participated in during the 2018-19 school year:

List your favorite recreational activities, hobbies, and interests:

Why would you be an asset to the yearbook staff?

Obtain a recommendation from an English teacher or Computer teacher.

Teacher’s name:                   ______________________________________________________

Teacher’s comments:               ______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

                                     You will be notified of your acceptance.

                                           Thank you for your interest.

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ENGLISH COURSES

0180 FRESHMAN ENGLISH
Length: Year (2 credits)
Grade: 9
This course combines literature and composition. It covers the structure and characteristics of the major forms
of literature: biography, drama, essay, mythology, the novel, poetry and short stories. The skills needed to
gather, organize, and present information in an articulate, coherent manner are taught in conjunction with
the research paper requirement. Additionally, the requisite skills for reading, writing, speaking and listening
effectively are reviewed and augmented in this course. We will cover thinking processes required for writing
across the curriculum such as classification, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, and environmental
description.

0182 HONORS FRESHMAN ENGLISH
Length: Year (2 credits)
Grade: 9
Prerequisite: Students should have had a minimum B+ in all English courses prior. Students must demonstrate
at least grade level proficiency or above in Reading on the Iowa Assessment and STAR. Teacher
recommendations will also be factored.
Special Weight Factor: 1.20
The Honors student should be motivated to excel in composition and reading. This course includes the
information, skills, and procedures listed above for Freshman English, but in greater depth and at an
accelerated pace. Additional reading assignments and projects will be required. Students admitted to the
course should score high on the Reading categories of the Iowa Assessments, and have the recommendation
of their eighth grade Language Arts instructors.

0197 SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grade: 10
 This course combines literature and composition. Advanced literary terminology and techniques of
interpretative analysis are stressed. Writing assignments emanate from the classical and contemporary
selections read. The communication skills necessary to read, write, speak, and listen effectively are reviewed
and augmented. Opportunities are provided for narrative, descriptive, and creative writing including review
of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

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0198 HONORS SOPHOMORE ENGLISH
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grade: 10
Prerequisite: Students should have had a minimum B- in Honors English, or a minimum B+ in regular English.
Students must demonstrate at least grade level proficiency or above in Reading on the Iowa Assessment and
STAR. Teacher recommendations will also be factored.
Special Weight Factor: 1.20
This course expands upon skills developed in Honors Freshman English by analyzing print, visual texts, and
writing formal essays. Composition instruction emphasizes the creative, logical, and critical aspects of the
research writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, peer review, and publishing.) Technology is integrated
into all aspects of this course. Students should be self-motivated and possess strong reading and writing skills.

0199 SPEECH
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grade: 10
This course combines speech and composition. Both verbal and nonverbal communication skills will be
learned. Competence in effective oral presentations will be the focus of this course. However, listening skills,
techniques of interpretation and evaluation, and group dynamics will also be covered. The primary speeches
will be informative, persuasive, and career speeches. Writing and research skills will also be reviewed and
practiced because they are an integral part of effective speaking.

0211 AMERICAN LITERATURE
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grade: 11
This course will emphasize the unique characteristics, as well as examine the historical context, of each
American time period. Students will analyze the literary trends from Native American to Contemporary
Literature. Students will engage a full range of literary techniques. Oral and written communication skills will
be incorporated.

0212 HONORS AMERICAN LITERATURE
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grade: 11
Prerequisite: Students should have had a minimum B- in Honors English, or a minimum B+ in regular English.
Students must demonstrate at least grade level proficiency or above in Reading on the Iowa Assessment and
STAR. Teacher recommendations will also be factored.
Special Weight Factor: 1.20
This course includes the information, skills, and procedures listed above for American Literature course, but
in greater depth and at an accelerated pace. Additional reading assignments and projects will be required.
Students should be self-motivated and possess strong reading and writing skills.

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0220 AMERICAN NOVEL
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grades: 11, 12
To help students develop strong reading and comprehension skills, this course explores key novels written by
American authors. Students discover the cross-curricular relationship of the literary world with other areas,
such as history, business, and sociology. Major themes include topics such as guilt, loneliness, prejudice,
personal responsibility, and the individual. Students experience a variety of written and oral communication
opportunities. This course is strongly recommended for students entering a two- or four-year college.

0223 LITERATURE FOR APPRECIATION I
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grade: 11
This course incorporates a diversity of young adult literature to help teens explore the world through the eyes
of characters their own age. The reading, writing, and discussion activities are designed to aid the students in
their search for identity.

0226 LITERATURE FOR APPRECIATION II
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grade: 12
This course is designed to increase a student’s ability to read and interpret quality literature. Themes of
selections taken are applied to present-day situations, so students will increase their understanding of life,
self, and others. This course emphasizes thinking and writing skills. Literature for Appreciation I is not a
prerequisite for this course.

0229 CREATIVE WRITING
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grade: 12
In this class students will write, learn to read like a writer, and write some more. Students will write fictional
children’s literature, nonfiction drama and poetry. This class will examine other mediums including video,
magazines, newspapers, brochures and television to explore themes of various genres for the aesthetic,
cultural, and political values.

0232 CONTEMPORARY NOVEL
Length: Semester (1 credit)
Grade: 12
Contemporary Novel examines books with contemporary themes such as 1984 by George Orwell and QBVII
by Leon Uris. This course is designed for college-bound students or for average students who have a high rate
of reading. Literary analysis is incorporated to the extent of understanding the literary forms being studied
and the special techniques of individual authors. Instruction and review of composition skills are also part of
this course.

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